Flora -an interactive flower
After I heard that poeple like robot with a bit of character, over those which didn't have any (oo CHARACTERLESS!!),I decided to build a robot. Just then I saw the concept of livebots,and this new idea of a flower hit my mind. There are six servos (largest in number I've used so far). one for the petals open-close, two for the neck movements,two for two leaves,and one for the waist.. here are some pics.
At first,there were no "hands". Later I added two of them as leaves...
My new weapon,ta da!
Little dear Micro magician.
The petal opening-closing mechanism
You can watch and control it live at http://livebots.cc/Robot/View/66 .
I can only keep it online at night (IST 2AM to 7AM) due to low bandwidth. However, I am trying hard to get up at 2AM. :D
There's no video till now,but I shall upload one soon. Sorry for the low res images...
........I have uploaded the video.....and I have also written an instructables on flora......here is the link